2013 – Here we go.


Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and the obituaries.  So I guess I will have to make a concentrated effort to do something different in my life these days.  The coffee is good this morning, I am savoring it and reading the latest offering on the bus boards, where one person is trying to trade two guitars for a bus, this is one reason I am giving up reading bus boards this year.

I am going to drop them and stick with the obits (which I often find more interesting).

It has also been mentioned here lately that I could be complaining too much, so I am going to try and change that part of my life that has become so unsavory here of late.  Lord knows, it is often not easy being me, but something just drives me to keep on pluggin’ away and making the best of it I can.  So I keep on chopping and watch where it is the chips may fly.

Often change is hard to embrace, but we need to try.


In the past I have written about the things in my life that effect me negatively, but today it is going to be different.  I am going to try and be upbeat about it all.  (Often I have been known to write with a somewhat remorseful tone or sorrowful attitude in salute to the dog days of my life … What other optimistic and positive folks call The Golden Years)


Here are a few more tid-bits to take with you in 2013:

Don’t lurk around web sites where people comment about your work unless you’re drunk. Don’t use emoticons. You’re too old to communicate like a twelve-year old girl. Don’t forget that you are the product of a culture that went stark raving mad about ten thousand years ago. Adjust your thinking accordingly.

Don’t answer Bus Board or Internet critics questions about the state of your equipment or website.  It’s a trap.   Don’t eat anything bigger than your head. True in the sixties, true today.   Don’t believe that crap that you’re as young as you feel. Your feelings lie.  Any chance you get to watch the Electric Horseman or Lawrence Of Arabia … Go for it. 

Don’t eat at a place named Mom’s.  Don’t hug men while shaking their hand. Enough already with that. The shake/hug (hug?) is probably something Roman guys did when their empire was in decline.  Don’t buy underwear at Garage Sales …

Wow!  2013, I never in my wildest dreams imagined this number … Sixty-five years old, roughly twice as old as my bus. Ironic, isn’t it?  Incidentally, my bus is, most likely in better shape, as it has had regularly scheduled maintenance during its lifetime.

Not long ago, I met an old tymer (sp.), now this guy was OLD (94) and I was amazed at some of the things that he had seen and experienced in his lifetime.  My life pales in comparison.  Soon I will be just like him I am afraid, starting all of my sentences with “back when I was a kid, or back in the day or I remember when.

 Which is of course … A dead give away.

 Happy New Year …

Belle Of The Carnival puts it in perspective here very nicely.


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3 thoughts on “2013 – Here we go.

  1. Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing my post with your blogging community! I wish you the best in 2013 and hope it keeps on truckin’ full of adventures!


  2. Hi BCO,
    Here is wishing you and yours a happy and prosperous new year. I think I can understand how you feel about the bus boards but I am glad that I got to them before you turned your back on them. Since you have BTDT, it was good to hear from the folks like you that had and I thank you for your patience in dealing with us and passing on your knowledge. I think that I gained a lot from it, and I also still enjoy your humor. I kind of have a problem seeing why some people get their little boy pants in a wad, but there ain’t nothing you or I can do about that. That is the reason why when I found your web site that I started checking it every day. Here’s hoping that your fuel kitty runnith over. I have said this before but I thought it needed saying again.



    • Thanks Tom and rest assured I appreciate it, every word. It just started eating on me and I found myself digesting a diet of constant negative things, day after day, so I measured it out for what it was worth, and sadly, found very little there for me. Missed it a litle at first, but have successfully weaned myself off of it now, having quit them for good around the first of December. They were draggin me down and the constant criticism of my work or opinions, finally just took its toll.

      So I checked out.

      I will continue with this and it shall remain my passion in life, and I expect fully to get into other things and new idea’s. But bus boards are no longer in the mix, that is over with.

      Hope you understand …. Stay in touch.



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